Millikin University - Decatur, IL

Shilling 120A

Pat Pettit
Director of Information Technology


Manage the Information Technology Department, including:

Network Infrastructure
Academic Technology Support
Administrative Technology Support
Media Services
Help Desk
Desktop Support
Mail Services
Duplicating Services

Plan for short and long-term uses of technology at Millikin
Establish and maintain effective communications with faculty, staff, and students
Manage the budgets for all areas of Information Technology
Advance the technology infrastructure needed for the entire university
Assist with other technology efforts underway at Millikin
Assist with fund raising and development efforts
Create policy for the use of technology resources
Conduct personal and professional growth activities in the educational technology field

Education and Training

Associate of Applied Science, Data Processing
Kaskaskia Community College, Centralia, IL

Bachelor of Science, Career Occupations, Illinois Teaching Certificate grades 6-12
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

25 additional graduate credits, 11 additional undergraduate credits
Areas of concentration: Computer Applications, Networking, Programming, Computer Repair and Maintenance, Mathematics, Statistics, and Teacher Education

Professional Development

  • ACUTA National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
  • Educause National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Educause National Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2010
  • Educause National Conference, Seattle, WA, 2008
  • Summit (SungardHE National Conference), Orlando, FL, 2006
  • Educause National Conference, Denver, CO, 2004
  • Novell Users Conference, Mendota, IL, May 2003
  • Educause National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2001
  • Educause National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2000
  • Educause Leadership Institute, Summer 2000
  • Educause National Conference, Nashville, TN, 1999
  • Educause National Conference, Portland, OR, 1998
  • Level I Gifted Education Certification Training, Grades 6-12, 1984

Professional Skills

  • Leadership in information technology development and administration
  • Planning and implementation of leading-edge technology
  • Facilitating the development of a teaching and learning environment enhanced with technology
  • Articulating complex issues related to computer use and instructional technologies
  • Support of a network and server infrastructure for a diverse community of users
  • Management of a service support system
  • Experience in grant development and partnerships with similar institutions

Professional Affiliations and Other Experience

  • Steering Committee, Associated Colleges of Illinois, Ameritech/SBC Faculty Technology Development Program, 1999-Present
  • Teaching Learning Mentor, Associated Colleges Illinois SBC/Ameritech Faculty Development Grant 1999-Present
  • Educause Member, 1998-Present
  • Business Educators Association, 1982-1996
  • Vocational In-service Program of Illinois (VIP) 1985-1991
  • Evaluation Team Member, North Central Association, 1984
  • Technology Consultant, Schools, Businesses, Private Individuals, 1982 to present

Workshop and Presentation Experience

  • Member of Online Learning Committee Millikin University, 2010-2011
  • Member of Summer 2010 Nyberg Study Committee, Presenter Fall Faculty Workshop, Results of Nyberg Study of the "New Traditional" Student
  • Presenter at Millikin Fall Faculty Workshops, fall 2010
  • Presenter with Joe Hardenbrook, Educational Technologist at Millikin Fall Faculty Workshops, fall 2008, 2009
  • Design and Lead Technology Workshops at Millikin for Associated Colleges of Illinois Faculty and Technical Personnel, Summers 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Excel, Graphing and Shortcuts and Beginning Access workshops at Millikin University, October 17 and 18, 2002
  • Collaboration with Technology workshop at McKendree College, August 19, 2002
  • Effective Student Collaboration through Technology, Learning Spaces, Intermediate Blackboard, Course Cartridges in a CMS/Blackboard workshops at the Ten State Teaching and Learning Mentor Institute Conference at Carroll College, August 2-4, 2002, Milwaukee, WI
  • Information Technology in Support of Teaching and Learning workshop at Illinois Wesleyan University, June 21, 2002
  • Blackboard workshops at Olivet Nazarene University, May 30, 2002, at Lewis University, May 22, 2002, at Greenville College, January 4, 2002, at North Central College, June 26, 2001, and numerous workshops at Millikin
  • Intermediate Blackboard workshops at North Park University, May 23, 2002, at Millikin University, May 15, 2002
  • New Features of Blackboard 6 at Elmhurst College, August 6, 2004
  • Process Writing, Classroom FLIP, Blackboard, and Beginning Access, workshops at Millikin, Jan. 8, 9, 10, & 11, 2002
  • Classroom Flip and Using a Course Management System and Streaming Media in the Classroom workshops at the five state Teaching and Learning Mentor Institute at Millikin University, Aug. 2001
  • Streaming Media workshop at Concordia University, June 25, 2001
  • SPSS at Millikin University, June 11, 2001
  • Course Management Software Selection at Trinity College, May 31, 2001
  • Using Blackboard 5 workshop at St. Xavier College, May 30, 2001, at North Central College, June 26, 2001, at McKendree College, January 15, 2001, at Lewis University, August 2, 2000
  • Beginning and Intermediate Blackboard workshops at Millikin University, Jan 8 & 9, 2001
  • Windows 2000 workshop at Illinois Wesleyan University, July 13-14, 2000
  • Course Management Software Selection workshop at Millikin University, June 1-2, 2000
  • How to Improve Teaching and Learning by Using Web Course Management Software workshop at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, May 22, 2000

Professional Experience

Director of Information Technology (May 2003 to Present)
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
In addition to the responsibilities performed as Director of Academic Technology listed below, I assumed responsibility for the following:

• Supervise the support of the administrative system (Banner)
• Responsible for contracts and delivery of telecommunications to the campus
• Mailroom Services
• Duplicating Services
• ID Printing
• Cable TV delivery to residence halls and academic spaces
• Total of seventeen full-time staff member

Adjunct faculty (2007-2010)
Millikin University, Decatur, IL 62522

• Taught course in Microsoft Office Versions 2003, 2007 for the Adult Degree Completion Program (Created Online and Hybrid Course)

Director of Academic Technology (January 1998 to May 2003)
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

• Provide strategic technology planning
• Coordinate and plan technology across disciplines and departments
• Coordinate technology delivery for faculty, students, and staff
• Responsible for installation and maintenance of the infrastructure including cabling, switches, routers, firewall, and hubs
• Responsible for the security and management of the local area network
• Oversee servers with Novell, Windows 2000, Unix, and Linux operating systems
• Responsible for network applications including email, listservs, discipline specific software, course management software (Blackboard), anti-virus software for the entire network, Internet access, Millikin web sites, and Domain Name Services
• Direct the purchase, installation, repair, maintenance, and help desk support for all PCs and Macintosh computers for students, faculty, staff, and general access labs numbering over 1000 pieces of equipment
• Management of the residential student network (ResNet) including setup of student owned computers, over 800 per year
• Responsible for Media Services Department, including all multimedia classrooms, including design
• Develop and teach workshops in Blackboard Course Management System, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, GroupWise (email), and PageMaker
• Develop and teach technology courses for The Professional Adult Comprehensive Education (PACE) program
• Provide support for off-campus use of technology by non-traditional students (PACE, MBA, Commuters)
• Train new and existing employees, incoming students, and new faculty and staff in using technology
• Provide faculty development in using technology in teaching
• Supervision of seven full-time employees and 25 student workers
• Supervise technology grant implementations
• Create and communicate policies for technology use
• Plan technology for new construction and remodeling
• Advise and member of the Information Technology Advisory Committee

Applications and Services Manager (August 1996 to December 1997)
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

• Created and managed student technician program
• Created the system for delivering academic applications over the network
• Installed four general access computer labs on campus and was responsible for the management of all computer labs
• Supervised the upgrade from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 and conversion from Wordperfect 5.1 to Microsoft Office
• Developed a training program in using technology for faculty and staff
• Tested and implemented all academic software for the network
• Supported faculty in use of technology in teaching and learning

High School Teacher and Technology Coordinator (August 1982-August 1996)
Milford High School, Milford, Illinois

• Taught computer science, programming, word processing, spreadsheet, database applications, mathematics, and desktop publishing
• Technology Coordinator for the school district
• Planned purchases of hardware and software for the district
• Maintained and repaired all technology equipment
• Supervised student technology workers
• Compiled and produced student handbook, registration handbook, monthly newsletter, and many other district publications
• Wrote, received, and administered two competitive Illinois State Board of Education Technology Grants providing funding for web development, computers, infrastructure equipment, and connection of the district buildings to the Internet
• Gifted Coordinator for the district
• Sophomore Class Sponsor

Adjunct faculty (August 1990-May 1996)
Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL 61832

• Taught courses in computer applications: WordPerfect, Word, and Excel.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL